Episode 16 – Spy×Family – Anime Information Community
October 22, 2022
This could not have been the meatiest episode of SPY x Family members, but it made me chuckle out loud various periods, and that’s honestly what I necessary nowadays. Akane Tendou and other culinarily challenged anime and manga heroines have nothing on Yor when it comes to weaponized cooking, and right after Loid’s extended lavatory keep last week, she’s abruptly emotion like the world’s worst mid-century wife and mother. Consequently, she does the only detail she can: inquire her disagreeable coworker Camilla for cooking classes.
There is a little bit of confusion in conditions of how the Forgers’ house lifetime has been depicted up to this stage, particularly that we almost never, if at any time, noticed any sign of what a catastrophe Yor is in the kitchen area. Loid’s been shown cooking a pair of instances, but not to the position wherever we might have any real purpose to assume that he was the household prepare dinner, and the truth that he and Anya are just waiting around for Yor to occur dwelling without having any indicator that he’s received some thing simmering away on the stove only makes it much more puzzling. Both of them appear to know that Yor’s a terrible cook, but that would not line up with what she mentioned at the begin of the Bond arc, about her making breakfast that working day.
The only potential preserving grace there is how Camilla finally receives Yor to cook a thing edible: she asks her what she remembers her late mother producing. The dish in query includes a fried egg, so when Yor is ready to safely and securely replicate the stew the egg sat on, the implication is that she could do so mainly because of the involved recollections. That means that she could be producing properly protected breakfasts involving fried eggs, and possibly toast or cereal, simply because neither of individuals items involve any real cooking maneuvering. But it’s not a wonderful way to demonstrate absent a plot hole of this magnitude.
The good news is, the rest of the episode more than makes up for it. From the misstep when Yuri is invited above as a taste-tester (poison tester?) to Yor’s turd-on-a-plate special dish that usually takes out Loid and Anya, this is an astounding comedy of glitches. Hands down, my favourite component is Yuri scarfing down Yor’s cooking while at the same time throwing it up, which is in no tiny aspect due to some stellar voice performing by Kensho Ono, Yuri’s VA. But looking at Yor slice meat into oblivion, minimize appropriate by way of the slicing board, and show up with a bag of crushed tomatoes and a appear that bodes sick for anybody who will get in her way in her eye all contribute to producing this a cut over your regular “tee hee, the girl can not cook” storyline.
It is really also a excellent reminder that Yor and Yuri genuinely did not have a standard, safe and sound childhood. When Camilla to begin with asks Yor about their mother’s cooking, she can not try to remember anything at all, and that says a little something about how challenging she had to perform following their parents’ deaths to build some thing like basic safety for her brother. Yor took every thing upon herself, which is in part why Yuri is so attached to her: she’s his total spouse and children sure, but he also is aware just how much she gave up to be that for him. He does not have to have to know that she’s an assassin to recognize how tough she labored to offer a stable daily life for him. He enjoys Yor’s cooking since it can be what he’s utilized to, but also for the reason that it represents her hard work on his behalf. That her tricky function eclipsed her lifetime ahead of she had to choose care of Yuri tells us how critical he turned to her and how strongly she felt about caring for him in their parents’ location.
Anya, Loid, and Yor have all began to come to be that for each other, and even when Loid does not want to help Franky with his like existence, he is eager to enable himself to be bribed into it and truly cares when points never perform out. (Anya’s facial area when she reads his brain suggests it all.) The Forgers are all serving to each and every other to grow to be happier people, Bond bundled, and that’s a little something that are not able to be hand-waved absent no make a difference how funny this exhibit is. Here’s hoping sometime Franky gets that, way too.